Harold and the Purple Crayon – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I decided to remake an ornament that I had created in 2016 when I participated in a Five in a Row ornament swap. I bought 3 x 3 wooden squares from Michael's and painted them white. I used acrylic paint and a brush but I would recommend spray paint if I was making more than … Continue reading Harold and the Purple Crayon – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

The Story of Ferdinand – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I did not come up with this adorable idea. Our friends, the North family, from North Carolina made this for the Five in a Row ornament swap in 2016. I made a very similar ornament for a friend of mine. First, collect 4 corks per ornament. My next-door neighbor just happened to bring over a giant … Continue reading The Story of Ferdinand – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

The Snowy Day – Before Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

I got a post-Christmas burst of creativity and started making replacement Five in a Row ornaments. This is the first of several instructional posts. Nothing like poorly timed creativity. Why didn't this hit me in November? Oh well, I'll enjoy these on the tree next year! This ornament was super easy. I found "indoor snowballs" … Continue reading The Snowy Day – Before Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

Wordless Wednesday – Happy New Year! 🥳

Wordless Wednesday – Merry Christmas 🎄

Five in a Row Christmas Ornament Swap 2018

My dear friends from Five in a Row NC were so sweet to send us ornaments from last year's Christmas ornament swap (2018) even though I didn't send in my contribution until this year (2019). You can find details instructions for that ornament here: Five in a Row Christmas Ornament - Who Owns the Sun? … Continue reading Five in a Row Christmas Ornament Swap 2018

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Kids Christmas Movies 🎥

Here's the list of kids Christmas movies we have watched and are planning to watch this year. The Snowy Day (Amazon Prime) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Olaf's Frozen Adventure Buck Denver asks... Why Do We Call it Christmas? Veggie Tales: The Toy That Saved Christmas Veggie Tales: The Little Drummer Boy Curious George: A Very … Continue reading Kids Christmas Movies 🎥

The Salamander Room 🦎 – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

As you may remember, when we lived in North Carolina a few years ago, we were part of a really great homeschool group, North Carolina Five in a Row (NC FIAR).  Every year the group leader, L.N. organizes a FIAR ornament swap.  She is so sweet to let me participate in the swap even though … Continue reading The Salamander Room 🦎 – Five in a Row Christmas Ornament

LEGO Nativity Scene

Earlier this week my 9-year-old son surprised me with this Lego nativity scene. Here are Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus in a manger. My 5-year-old son added his Lego dump truck bin to make a manger that baby Jesus wouldn't roll off. There is also a shepherd with a staff, 3 wise men with gifts, a … Continue reading LEGO Nativity Scene